Tag Archive | squash

Swapped Squash and Blue Mushrooms

We ate one of the mystery squashes which I think is a Malabar gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia).

The attempted weigh in the garden was way off.


The flesh was like zucchini (courgette) but the seeds were like pumpkin.


I steamed the whole thing.  Why did I think two people needed two kilos of squash?  The extra was prepared as a gratin and stuck in the freezer.  There are more of these squash in the garden which I plan to save as winter squash.

Three days ago as I was passing by the Swiss chard, something caught my eye.  I did a double take or multiple take, since I took several photos.  Blue mushrooms?  Are they really blue or starting to rot?


Three days later, they have grown so no, they are not rotting.  Another mystery to be solved.  What kind are they?


Swapped Squash Sleuthing

I was given a squash plant at a plant swap, purportedly a butternut, but as its fruit began to form, it clearly was not a butternut.  It somewhat resembled a watermelon.  I hope it is not a gourd.  Some people do grow gourds but I would rather have something edible.  Ah!  Perplexity.  What is it?  […]

Barrow of Winter Squash

Barrow of Winter Squash 31x50cm

Barrow of Winter Squash

Pumpkin (Squash) Kibbeh

A friend of mine was talking about pumpkin kibbeh.  That sounded good to me so I googled a recipe and decided to try it.  Tonight my husband caught on to why we had plain squash last night.  We have some lovely ones from the garden, the Hokkaido type.  I stuck the whole thing in the […]

Cucurbi’ The Conqueror

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Over fencing

Over fennel

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